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Boat Prep 101

Boat Prep 101

With another open-water fishing season approaching, it’s time to think about getting the boat out of storage and begin the process of prepping it for another year.

March 2015
Killing time

Killing time

A long winter, but fishing season looms

March 2015
Women in the outdoor sports: Making an impact!

Women in the outdoor sports: Making an impact!

A new generation of hunting and fishing gals are casting and blasting their way into success afield as well as outdoor media, seminars, and promotions.

March 2015
Spring likely best for Lake Michigan anglers

Spring likely best for Lake Michigan anglers

Predictions are that the spring coho fishing will live up to expectations, but once the fish head out into the deeper water, a repeat of last season’s disappointing summer fishing seems likely.

March 2015
Ice angling boot camp: 90 seconds with Dave Genz

Ice angling boot camp: 90 seconds with Dave Genz

You’ll learn more about ice fishing in 1.5 minutes with the godfather of modern ice fishing than the school of hard knocks can teach you in weeks.

March 2015
The toughest angling decision: When to leave fish… for fish!

The toughest angling decision: When to leave fish… for fish!

Tearing yourself away from a fair bite or spot to locate excellent action: a fishing necessity under prime conditions

February 2015
The language of fishing and its un-subtle nuances

The language of fishing and its un-subtle nuances

From suspended fish to lead-core to kickers and socks, sport anglers use terminology that almost require a glossary for the new or uninitiated

February 2015
Angling for help, DNR Fisheries remains short

Angling for help, DNR Fisheries remains short

An already understaffed DNR Division of Fisheries faces the prospect of losing more bodies to retirement this year.

February 2015
Catching fish when others can't: Mastering Midwinter Mind Games

Catching fish when others can't: Mastering Midwinter Mind Games

It’s midwinter, and we all know what that means. Fish are lethargic and you’re in a bad mood

February 2015
Bluegill size exposed! (Via your ice fishing spring bobber)

Bluegill size exposed! (Via your ice fishing spring bobber)

Watch your ice rod’s spring bobber to determine the weight of those sunfish nipping at your ice fishing bait

February 2015
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